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A massive fire broke out at the iconic Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris this Monday. Cathedral Notre- Dame which is more than a cultural symbol for the people of French, it preserves the rich heritage of French history.


Do you know the historical significance of these priceless heritages that have wiped and saved from the tragedy?

What has been saved

1. Crown Of Thorns:


The crown of thorns is the same crown which Jesus was forced during the process of Crucifixion, which is a kind of capital punishment.

2. Emmanuel:


While the cathedral bells are about 10 in number. The main bell called Emmanuel has been an adjunct to some of the most major events in the history of France. The bell was used for the major events like the visit of the Pope and marking the end of conflicts including World War I and World War II.

3. Rose windows:


The trio of glass rose windows dates back to the 13th century and one of the most significant parts of the Cathedral.

4. Great Organ:


It is one of the most famous musical instruments of the world, which belongs to the medieval times.

However, there are a lot of significant artefacts, which are probably wiped out. Some of them include the holy nail which was used for the same cross in the Crucifixion of Jesus. Other valuable things include numerous sculptures, statues and paintings inside the cathedral which depicted Biblical scenes and saints.

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Author- Neha Wadhwa

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